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Posted on February 27 at 10:48 a.m.

Great idea but Bajades makes a good point. Downtown is flat enough that multi gears are not necessary but medium weight hybrids with a basket, a lock and 5 gears on a single front chain ring would be sweet. Heck I might even leave Noleta from time to time and go to "the City".

On Bike Sharing is Caring

Posted on February 26 at 11:01 a.m.

Standard Portfolios Asset Management has deep pockets and Liu will be a serious force to contend with for those committed to preserving the Gaviota Coast. Any of you reading this article and these postings who are opposed to the rape and pillage of one of the most spectacular places on Earth should get in touch with the Naples Coalition and send money and volunteer to help. Otherwise the coast is toast!

On 'Mythical Being' Wants Naples

Posted on February 18 at 6:14 p.m.

Crappy ads for sure but Mitchum is a twit and a whiner and we are very lucky he didn't win. I sort of feel sorry for him really. He has trouble finding a job at this point? All because of some harsh ads? That is a bit hard to believe.

On Mitchum Sues Capps for Defamation of Character

Posted on February 12 at 5:34 p.m.

The main problem with vaccines is that if you do a lot of traveling and get to the edge of the earth and fall off you won't be safe from the dragons that one finds there. Do not listen to those people who claim the earth is round or that the earth revolves around the sun they clearly have not read all the latest scientific articles. I got a flu shot a few years ago and then the stock market crashed so I'm not getting any more flu shots because I don't want to cause another stock market crash

On Herd Immunity or Insanity?

Posted on January 10 at 5:44 p.m.

Anything Gregg Hart supports is suspect. Just keep in mind that way back when he was a Coastal commissioner he had pretty much the worst environmental record ever. I don't see any substantive comments on the essence of Mayor Schneider's concern: The freeway widening will result in terrible traffic problems for Santa Barbara. Promises to fix it later are worthless as it will never happen unless there is money for it and there is no money for it. I don't much care, to me SB is a traffic jam most of the time so I just stay our here in Noleta but I feel sorry for all the suckers who voted for the freeway widening.

On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man

Posted on January 7 at 6:56 a.m.

Another vanity winery owned by some multimillionaire. OTOH if he makes good vino more power to them. I also tend to agree with his assessment of biodynamics and all the lunar cycle BS, although his assertion that Rudolph Steiner was an anti-Semite is an often repeated but untrue statement.

On Pouring Pinot and Iconoclasm at Hilliard Bruce

Posted on January 2 at 3:16 p.m.

The price of eggs from producers who have been raising them "cage free" all along should not go up. I believe we get ours at the Saturday Farmer's market from Peacock Family Farms and they have always been more expensive than at Trader Joe's but well worth the price.I hope they don't increase the price by much.

On Egg Prices Spike as Prop. 2 Takes Effect

Posted on December 21 at 11:30 a.m.

What a crock. If "modesty, a characteristic that the Holy Qur’an instructs should be possessed by men and women alike: " so why don't men have to walk around all covered up. The notion of modesty in Islam always seems to involve WOMEN having to walk around in extreme heat wearing what cannot be terribly comfortable or practical clothing. It also seems to involve not allowing girls to ride bicycles, women to drive, women to go out in public without a male escort, etc. The list is long and always about women. Men get a free pass. Islam is an oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-democratic institution for the most part. Not that most religions are all that much better but Islam is the worst of a bad lot.

On Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Posted on December 21 at 11:15 a.m.

Are you suggesting forced detention for this"targeted population"? If so I suspect it would be illegal. I don't like having homeless street people panhandling and hanging around but they are part of the world and we need to learn to live with them. Offering them decent housing seems like a good but expensive and often futile approach, there is likely no perfect solution. Just remember that "There but for the grace of god go I". Nobody wakes up one day and says"I think I'll become a mental case, get hooked on drugs or alcohol and live in filth and poverty on the streets". It is not a lifestyle it is an illness and some compassion seems in order.

On Behavioral Health's 'Big Bang'

Posted on December 11 at 2:56 p.m.

Just say no! Use less water, recycle what we have, get rid of most lawns ( pay for their removal), and the list goes on. Perhaps a small rate increase. All those things should be done WAY before we reactivate the desal plant. I'm not categorically opposed but it should be a very last desperate resort.

On Big Jump in Water Bills?

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